Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A CHANGE OF PACE - A PAINTING


I saw this a couple of weeks ago at the National Art Gallery in Washington DC.  According to what I read, it was painted by Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910) - Native hut at Nassau, 1885.  Watercolor and gouache over graphite.  Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1994. 



20 comments:

  1. A lovely representation of a simpler time.

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  2. at first glance i thought it was a picture of the village house over here. Similar style. :)

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  3. That is a gorgeous painting. So peaceful and full of simple history.

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  4. A very accomplished painting of this simple subject. I like it a lot.

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  5. Very beautiful painting, thanks for sharing. Good day.

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  6. Thanks Denise. It's the sort of picture I need to look at when my world is going crazy around me.

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  7. i'd have guessed bahamas or jamaica, too.

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  8. Hello, Denise. It is a beautiful painting. Thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  9. it is perfect for me though i am not good at this but i tried to draw same painting hundreds times of my life thanks you for sharing the peace of your heart dear

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  10. i really like this...and it looks like a little person is peeking out the door!

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  11. beautiful painting, i like the palms against the sky part best...

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  12. I do like his work. I think our National Gallery has one of his pieces.

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  13. The painting could be about a hut in Hawaii, judging from the foliage. Pretty art.

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  14. Its those little figures peering out from the doorway which grab my attention!

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  15. A lovely painting ... the colours are pleasing to the eye ... and there is plenty to look at.The figures at the door I wonder what stories they could tell us ...

    All the best Jan

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  16. Oh of course this gives me a pang of the islands, Denise! Nice post.

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  17. Hi Denise, wonderful painting, have seen similar huts in Africa. Wonder what the people in the doorway were looking at. Regards John

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